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Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW)


Becoming an Outdoors Woman

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program (BOW) is an international program sponsored in part by the KDFWR and other partners including Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation. BOW is designed primarily for adult age women interested in building confidence and outdoor skills relevant in hunting and fishing.

Workshops range from 1-3 day events and are held at various locations across Kentucky. Come find out why thousands of women have already participated in this unique opportunity to learn more about hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife- related adventures in the Bluegrass State!

Upcoming Events

2021 BOW Event Dates

March 18: Virtual Basic Fishing Class 6:30-7:30pm
Join Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) Coordinator Olivia Dangler, and BOW instructor, Courtney Goodman as we teach all about fishing! This event is primary for women 18 years and up. We will be covering topics such as rod and reel set up, knot tying, hook selection, how to cast, how to take a fish off the hook, fish id, where to fish and more! Bring your tackle box and rod and reels to the virtual class if you have them! If not, there are plenty of other household goods to use to practice knot tying! Email: to watch this event on YouTube Live!

September 10-12: BOW Weekend- Location TBA-(See below for more information about BOW Weekend Workshops).

The BOW workshops are for you if......

  • You have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • You are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills.
  • You know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try your hand at some new ones.
  • You are just looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

Some of the classes held at most workshops are.....

  • Basics of Archery
  • Wild Game Cooking
  • Basics/Advanced Fishing
  • Introduction to Wild Mushrooms
  • Survival in the Outdoors
  • Edible Wild Plants
  • Basics of Fly Tying
  • Basics of Hunting in KY
  • Pistol Safety
  • Basic Rifle Use and Safety
  • Tree Identification
  • Basic Shotgun and Safety
  • Wildlife ID and Game Tracking

Conducted by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Department of Parks, the Cooperative Extension Service, and the University of Kentucky.

Contact Us!

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601

Olivia Dangler
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Coordinator
1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601
1-800-858-1549 X 4493
(270) 245-7612


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